Created By: Elyse Colville
76 Avenue & Mill Creek Trail
The wooden trestle bridge, built in 1902, stands as one of the final physical remains of the Edmonton Youkon and Pacific Railway. The EY&P was the first railway in Edmonton before its amalgamation with Strathcona and was affectionately called ‘the shortest railway with the longest name.’ While the railroad owners fantasized about extending the line up to the northern territories, only twelve kilometres of railway were ever constructed, and the line never stretched outside Edmonton’s city limits. In its prime, the EY&P distributed provisions to the industries in Mill Creek Ravine.
To learn more: Episode 3 of A Little Bit Ritchie
This point of interest is part of the tour: Wander Round Ritchie